Racing has a new scorer: Paolo Guerrero signed with the Academy

Striker Paolo Guerrero, historic goalscorer for the Peruvian team, signed a contract with Racing on Wednesday until December of this year, the Argentinian club announced.

On its official account on the social network Twitter, the Academy has published four photos where you can see the man who was international between 2004 and 2021 with the red-red team who signed the contract.

The images also show him wearing Racing’s albiceleste shirt with the number 22 that he will wear on his back.

The veteran striker had a medical in Buenos Aires on Tuesday before signing for the Avellaneda team, which he described as a “great football team”.

“They have Fernando (Gago) who, from what I’ve seen, likes to push. That motivates every player, especially me, who likes that intensity in games. It’s a winning team, playing very well at a level. to catch up as soon as possible and contribute a lot to the team,” said the Peruvian striker a day before.

The news of Guerrero’s signing for Argentine football was even echoed by the South American Football Federation (Conmebol), who wrote about the striker’s return in the official Copa Libertadores report.

“A historic scorer returns to CONMEBOL #Libertadores” Paolo Guerrero signed with @RacingClub and will play the tournament in 2023 with La Academia,” he wrote on Twitter.

His arrival shocked the Argentine football market, including the former Bayern Munich player after 10 years in Brazil.

After his career in Germany with both Bayern Munich and Hamburg, Guerrero played for Corinthians (2012-2015), Flamengo (2015-2018), Inter de Porto Alegre (2019-2021) and Avaí (2022).

Winner of an Intertoto Cup with Hamburg, a Club World Cup with ‘Fla’ and a South American Cup Winners’ Cup with Corinthians, the former Peru international will fight for a place in the offensive of the team led by Fernando Gago with Maximiliano Romero and Nicolas Reniero.

His last game was on October 2, 2022, when he played only 22 minutes against Atlético Goianiense.

He then suffered from the injury to his right knee, the same one in which he suffered a torn cruciate ligament in 2020 and required surgery at the end of 2021.

Source: El heraldo